The Wildcats trekked down to Washington DC, as they visited Big East foe Georgetown. Unable to put much distance between themselves and the Hoyas at any point, Villanova was able to narrowly pull out the road win in the end to improve to 18-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big East.
The game would remain just as close in the second half, with Georgetown closing within two at 56-54 with 4:04 remaining. That's when Bell, the Wildcats' leading scorer in the contest, would hit a clutch shot from beyond the arc to extend the Villanova lead to five.
Villanova would hang on down the stretch, making free throws to maintain their five-point lead and win by a final of 65-60.
Bell would lead the Wildcats with 16 points in the game, while JayVaughn Pinkston and Daniel Ochefu each pitched in 12 points.
The Wildcats made their living from the free throw line in a sloppy game filled with fouls and turnovers. Villanova went 22-28 from the charity stripe, while the Hoyas went just 8-9, in a game where the two teams combined for 39 fouls and 34 turnovers.
Villanova will head out of conference next, as they face Big 5 rival Temple on Saturday at the Liacouras Center.
By: Kyle Babcock
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